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    October 28, 2005

    Cynthia Robbins-Roth: Surviving the Crash

    "I had the good sense to have a serious accident when the market was down." --Cynthia Robbins-Roth

    November 12, 2004

    Academic Spinoff: SunPower

    Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

    January 14, 2005

    Waiting Until the Time is Right

    "To found a company and then stay on the outside, the company can take all sorts of different directions. If you really want to have influence, the only way to do that is to join it." - Corey Goodman

    April 23, 2004

    Careers in Biotech Manufacturing

    Biotech companies are gearing up to manufacture product, but they face a shortage of talent as most young scientists interested in biotechnology have congregated to research.

    September 10, 2004

    Business Partnerships for Academic Scientists: the SBIR and STTR Programs

    You don't have to pay any of the money back, the government won't ask for equity in your business, and you keep full control of the intellectual property that you develop. Venture investors--if you can find any--will not be so kind.

    March 05, 2004

    Personalized Drugs, Personalized Careers

    "There isn't a pharmaceutical company that doesn't want these people. [Fellowship participants] are getting calls from headhunters 6 months or a year before they've finished." --Dave Flockhart, professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

    September 12, 2003

    Bully for Biotech

    Biotechnology is about opportunity. And risk.

    April 07, 2006

    Alone in the Lab

    Aside from radiation, few U.S. organizations have policies regarding pregnant lab workers, which means women are on their own when it comes to worrying about exposure during pregnancy.

    Xuguang Chen
    July 30, 2013

    Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

    By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.

    October 07, 2005

    Entrepreneurs: Surviving the Dot-Com Crash

    "Because I was still passionate about this, I stuck through it and managed to keep it running with lots of help from some very good people. Now I have quite a bit of business experience." --Lee Jensen

    January 27, 2006

    The Other Microsoft

    "As soon as some conference deadline comes up, you see us working like maniacs to finish … papers, just like we did when we were in school." --Henrique Malvar, the director of Microsoft's Redmond research lab

    December 02, 2005

    Physicist, Heal Thyself

    I knew a little molecular biology, but I had no notion of what you could do experimentally. It reminded me of electronics, the idea that you had these tools to splice things together in an ordered way, that you could reengineer things in the cell to do something else. --Mark Goulian

    September 09, 2005

    The University in Corporate Clothing

    "This is an environment where everyone is considered and assumed to be a responsible, engaged adult until proven otherwise. You do what you have to do to get the job done." -Holly Butler

    November 14, 2003

    Hot Careers: RNAi

    "Although many of the jobs in the RNAi industry will closely resemble positions in other industries--biochemists, molecular biologists, and pharmacologists will be in demand--some specializations will be particularly sought after."

    August 04, 2006

    Wear Your Safety Goggles

    "He was there less than 2 minutes, and he ended up with permanent reduction in his vision." --Denis Sapiro, Occupational Health and Safety Office, University of Washington, Seattle